Where Is General Stonewall Jackson's Arm Buried?





There is in a secluded setting behind historic Ellwood Manor at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia a low stone monument that marks the spot where Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's left arm is supposedly buried. But is it really there? Was it ever there?

Stonewall Jackson was a military genius for the Confederate Arm, but how great he might have been, or how his tactical expertise might have altered the outcome of the war, was never known as he died in May 1863 10 days after being shot by “friendly fire” while scouting for Union lines.

In 1903, James Power Smith, who had been Stonewall Jackson’s aide-de-camp, had the monument erected in the family cemetery at Ellwood where the general’s arm supposedly was buried...


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